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Grounds Keeper
Ref No.: 18-01362
Location: City of Buckeye, Arizona
Position Type:Contract
Start Date: 02/26/2018
Position Description • Performs general care of lawn or grounds to maintain public property. • Performs lawn mowing, edging, watering, fertilization and the planting and pruning of small trees and shrubs. • Does not include the use or chainsaws or tree climbing. • Operates a variety of trucks and equipment in accordance with all safety regulations and procedures including a riding lawn mower and gator. • Inspects, cleans and performs routine maintenance work on trucks and equipment; identifies and reports mechanical problems requiring additional repair. • Loads and unloads materials using power equipment. • Performs semiskilled and skilled construction, maintenance and labor work. • Maintains Cemetery turf and grounds by keeping it appropriately watered, fertilized, free of weeds, trimmed, and mowed. Cemetery is watered by flood irrigation. • Arranges and sets up for burial services as required. Upon completion of burial services, will arrange for lowering of casket, recovering hole, and removal of all equipment. • Prepares and installs headstones, ensuring proper location on grave sites. Utilizes techniques to keep sinking to minimum. Repairs any headstones as needed. • Will treat all visitors to Cemetery with respect and will strive to provide Citizens and Customers with excellent customer service, responsiveness, and understanding. Excellent internal and external communication skills are necessary. • Performs other duties as assigned or required.
Skills Required • Knowledge of lawn care equipment such as mowers, spreaders, edging tools and sprinkler systems. • Knowledge of safety standards and practices. • Knowledge of traffic laws and rules involved in vehicle and equipment operation, such as gator, tractor, backhoe, etc. • Skill in safe and efficient operation and maintenance of trucks and equipment (such as riding lawn mower, gator, tamper, etc.) according to standard operating and safety procedures. • Skill in following and effectively communicating verbal and written instructions. • Knowledge in all areas of turf management including but not limited to effective irrigation watering techniques in a desert environment, weed control, and proper mowing techniques. • Knowledge and experience with best practices with plant and tree care in a desert environment. • Customer Service Skills
Skills Preferred
Experience Required See above under skills
Experience Preferred
Education Required N/A
Education Preferred
Additional Information • Hours of work 0800-1400 = 6 hours per day • 2-3 days per week (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday) depending on the workload